Long Beach Register gears up to debut Aug. 19

CJ Dablo Staff Writer Media outlets have been calling it a “newspaper war.” The Long Beach Register, a newspaper that will offer local news six days a week, is set to publish its first issue on Monday, Aug. 19. It’s a move that will directly compete with the Press-Telegram, the other daily newspaper geared towards the…

Thoughts from the Publisher

by Neena Strichart With today through Sunday being my Wilson High School 40th-reunion four-day extravaganza, lately I have found myself spending quite a bit of time reminiscing. Those who are in the mood to join me in a stroll down Memory Lane and remember businesses and events gone bye-bye in Long Beach will enjoy a…

The Campaign Trail

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has endorsed Gerrie Schipske in her campaign for Long Beach mayor. “I have known Gerrie Schipske since 1995, when she and I were national finalists for the White House Fellowship Program,” Jones said. “Her passion for public service has only grown since then, and I know Gerrie has the experience…

Cal Heights group to host volunteer appreciation event open to public

The Cal Heights Neighborhood Association (CHNA) and Roxanne’s Lounge will host a free public event called Wardlow Strip to thank the organization’s volunteers. According to John Royce, president of CHNA, the event is being organized to show the volunteers appreciation “for their ongoing efforts to clean up litter and graffiti, plant and care for trees…

Top pro sculptors to join 81st sand-sculpture contest in LB

Rotaract Long Beach will host the 81st Annual Great Sand Sculpture Contest– a free, two-day community festival featuring amateur and professional sand sculpting, arts and crafts, live music and charity fundraising– on Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11 at Granada Beach. Proceeds raised at the event will benefit the Long Beach Library Foundation. The…

LBPD’s anti-prostitution operation nets 12 arrests

On Wednesday, July 31, the Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) vice detail conducted an undercover Internet operation targeting prostitution in Long Beach that resulted in the arrest of 12 male subjects. Detectives posted advertisements on the Internet with photos of females offering sexual services. According to the LBPD, the suspects quickly responded to the ads…

LBPD drug investigation leads to arrest and seizure of cash, weapon

On Wednesday, July 31, at approximately 5am, detectives from the Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) Drug Investigations Section and agents from the FBI’s Los Angeles field team served a narcotics-related search warrant at a residence in Rancho Palos Verdes that resulted in an arrest and confiscation of cash and a dangerous weapon, according to the…